WHERE: Danceworks, London, Mayfair.

WHEN: 18th May 2021

TIME: 18:30-20:00

HOW MUCH: £125  (+£3 booking fee on all online bookings) 

TEACHER: Juan Rodriguez



This course is for absolute beginners regardless of their level of fitness, previous dance experience or lack of it. You may have regretted giving up as a child, or are just looking to improve your posture, muscle flexibility and all-round health with one of the most disciplined forms of exercise. Classes will be  relaxed and informative providing a sound knowledge of basic technique. The course will have great benefits such as Improving coordination, posture, toning the body, strengthening and lengthening of muscles and musicality.

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Course content will include (but not limited to):

  • Posture and placement work
  • Improve core strength
  • Basic steps
  • Turning
  • Footwork combination
  • Improve muscle tone in a long lean elegant way
  • Improve flexibility, all while dancing!
  • Barre work with basic easy to follow exercises to focus on correct technique
  • Centre practice, including:
  • Port de Bras
  • Adagio
  • Waltz
  • Allegro


Juan trained at London Studio Centre where he graduated with distinction performing with Images of Dance. In 1997 joined the Peter Schaufuss Ballet dancing soloist roles and creating the role of The King (Elvis) perform at the Sadler’s wells theatre.

Soon after in the year 2000 joined the English National Ballet where he remained for the next 17 years. During his time with the company Juan danced numerous Ballets and created variety of roles for the company repertoire also guest work with the Royal Ballet, (Manon) Royal Opera House, K Ballet, Tokyo, (Rhapsody, Frederick Ashton), Lincoln Centre New York, Peter Schaufuss Ballet (Midnight Express), London Coliseum. (The king), Denmark Tour.

Juan have teach in Danstylo School of Ballet, Bilbao (summer courses), Central School of Ballet Associates Ballet Tutor, Danceworks, English National Ballet, ENBS, adult Ballet Ryarsh Kent, and London Performance Company, Italia Conti Academy, Guilford School of Acting.


Please bring along ballet shoes and clothing that you can move freely in. If you do not own a pair of ballet shoes we recommend Capezio in Covent Garden  where you will receive a 15% discount if you let them know you are on a Danceworks course.

Open to both men and women. Book online by clicking on the button or at Danceworks reception.

We regret that Danceworks cannot make any refunds – please make sure you can make the dates before committing to this course.

Juan Rodriguez teacher at Danceworks London
Juan Rodriguez ballet teacher at Danceworks London
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English National Ballet first soloist Adela Ramirez dancing Gerda in The Snow Queen with our course teacher Juan Rodriguez as Kay.